According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Houston has traded backup power forward Michael Beasley to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The former No. 2 pick with a tumultuous professional career resurrected his NBA career with the Rockets last season after a stellar season in China. Micheal Beasley averaged 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds last season in just 18.2 minutes of play, and strangely provided a stabilizing presence in the Rockets' rotation.
In light of Khris Middleton's torn hamstring, the Bucks decided to supplement their front court and offense with a swing forward in Michael Beasley. While Beasley is a completely different kind of player from the versatile Middleton, he is no doubt still a player capable of producing on the floor, and on occasion flash his immense talent. Coach Jason Kidd will have to deal with his deficiencies like his defense and questionable decision-making, but at least he will have a replacement-level player with the potential to be more.
In return, Rockets received former Syracuse freshmen sensation, Tyler Ennis. Tyler Ennis has largely been a non-factor in the NBA. In two years, the young guard only played 79 games with 2 different teams, averaging merely 4.5 points and 2 assists per game.
Ennis is an interesting get for the revamped Rockets. At 22 years old, he's actually younger than rookie signee Gary Payton II and possibly with greater potential to exploit as a former first round pick. He is immediately one of the better passers in the Rockets' backcourt, and a great candidate to run the Mike D'Antoni offense as a prototypical point guard. He is a solid pick and roll runner with court vision, but failed to demonstrate much offensive consistency in the NBA. His below average athleticism is a hindrance to him on both ends, but when the competition is Pablo Prigioni and nobody, it might not be so difficult to find minutes in games.